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Top Dye Blue
What makes Dormeuil’s top dye cloth so special when compared to regular piece dye or yarn dye cloth?
There are three types of dying processes:
1. Piece dye – where pre-woven fabric is dyed
2. Yarn dye – where spun yarn is dyed a single color
3. Top dye – where the worsted wool fiber is dyed and then color blended into top dye yarn
Top dye yarn creates complex color that reads like an oil painting. Many colors are working together to create a hue with depth and character.
Top dye yarn is dyed to the very core of the fiber, so that the color will last (and stay vivid) for the life of the garment. This color does not fade with time.
For blazers and suits, a top dye blue is a statement in sophistication, taste, and elegance.
When you see and feel the quality, you can appreciate what goes into to creating this level of luxury.
Enjoy the Spring in exclusive luxury top dye cloth, woven in England by the House of Dormeuil.
Make your appointment today to witness this fine fabric and let us help you design your wardrobe.
Thomas Mason Founded in 1796
Thomas Mason founded his textile mill in 1796 at the height of the English Industrial Revolution. His company specialized in producing cotton shirting fabrics woven exclusively with long staple two-fold cotton. In a short time Thomas Mason became the point of reference for elegance.
Thomas Mason fabrics have maintained the characteristic techniques and styling which made this trademark famous. The fineness of the yarn, the continuing design research, the special finishing treatments, and the highest attention throughout production, guarantee the excellence of this top quality fabric.
Today, one of the more notable products of Thomas Mason is the Giza 87 Collection. This precious cotton is cultivated in cotton fields in the Nile delta in Egypt. This area’s particular climate and fertile region has produced this fine cotton they use to produce fine shirtings. With this cotton Thomas Mason is able to produce fabrics which does not degrade over time as other fabrics do. Also, the freshness of the material and its original brightness is absolutely maintained contrary to numerous washing.
At Hamilton Douglass we carry a vast array of fabrics from this Thomas Mason collection. They are ready for you enjoy year after year and season after season. Make your appointment today to see what we can design for you.
Confused About The Break?
Where your pants hit your shoes can be confusing. And slim fit pants can add an extra amount of uncertainty. So, let’s clear up the confusion so you can look properly stylish!
Slim Fit or Narrow Leg
With Slim fit or narrow pants you will want the bottom of the trouser to just brush the top of your shoe. This will give the pants the slight break it needs so just a small about of sock will show when you walk. Any more of a break with this type of trouser will make them look baggy or sloppy.
With slim fit jeans you could hem the pants higher so they hem hits the shoe slightly higher, showing more of your sock or ankles. The current fad is to have them even higher, but as with most fads they fade. We encourage our clients to stay with a classic, stylish look to always remain in fashion.
Quarter or Medium Break
Dress pants that have a straight leg or even a slight taper, the bottoms should touch the midpoint of the laces. This gives the pant a slight break and a beautiful flow to the leg when you walk. The socks should not be showing, but cover the entire ankle as you walk. This gives a very business and stylish look to you and your suit. Anything more will start to look a little heavy.
Full Breaks are more for pants that are more full and not tapered. The cuffed pants pictured above are perfect for a full break look providing they are wide enough at the bottom. If you have a more tapered pant with cuffs, use a medium or slight break.
If you are still in doubt about the break of your trousers or jeans, stop in and see us or your local expert tailor. We can always help you look the most professional and yet stylish.
Any questions or comments please leave them below. We’d love to know what you are wearing and how you wear breaks.